Maple Walnut Tarts

Crunchy walnuts are caramelized in a mixture of maple syrup, brown sugar and vanilla in this delicious tart recipe. These rich tarts make a decadent dessert, or share just one with friends over tea.

Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
18 min


Nutrition Facts
  • 12 tart shells (3-inch/8 cm), unbaked
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (170 mL) maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) melted butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) coarsely chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Whisk eggs, syrup, brown sugar, butter and vanilla in medium bowl until just blended. Place 1 tbsp (15 mL) walnuts in each tart shell. Pour maple syrup mixture over walnuts.
  3. Bake in preheated 425°F (220°C) oven until pastry is golden and filling is puffed and just set, about 18 minutes.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature, plain or with lightly sweetened whipped cream.